2015 marks the 10th anniversary for Modernism Week in Palm Springs, California. This celebration of Mid-Century architecture and design kicks off tomorrow, February 12th and runs through Saturday, February 22nd. Design lovers from all over the world gather to attend both free and paid events throughout the week. Here is our guide to the 5 best events throughout the week!
10th Anniversary Opening Night Party: Modernism Eclectic Dance Blast with KCRW’s Jason Bentley
This is a paid event, but worth every penny! Taking place at the new Modernism Week Headquarters at CAMP (Community and Meeting Place) in the Uptown Design District, this event celebrates the Mid-Century theme and encourages attendees to dress in their best “Throwback Thursday” 50’s and 60’s attire. Admission price includes open bar, hors d’oeuvres, dancing and a 5-day wristband for return admission to MW CAMP. Purchase tickets here.
Opening Night After-Party at Bootlegger Tiki
Visiting Modernism Week on a budget? Stop by the recently opened Bootlegger Tiki for a FREE after-party in the original Don The Beachcomber location. Enjoy hand-crafted cocktails at the bar and rest easy knowing a portion of your bar tab will be donated to Modernism Week, which is actually a non-profit benefitting scholarships to students and grants for architectural preservation in Palm Springs. This event requires no RSVP and will be taking place from 8pm-2am at the Bootlegger Tiki. Don’t miss it!
Double Decker Architectural Bus Tour
Hurry and get your tickets while you still can! This tour is $85 and takes you throughout Palm Springs to visit the exteriors of the area’s finest architecture. Check out some of Palm Spring’s most famous abodes such as the renowned Neutra Kaufmann Desert House, the Wexler Steel Houses, and the homes of some of our most beloved celebrities like Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley. This tour is selling out quickly so visit modernismweek.com/february and try to find yourself a seat!
Red Carpet Preview Modernism Week Show House 2015: The Christopher Kennedy Compound
Christopher Kennedy is one of the most celebrated designers in the Palm Springs community. Join Christopher Kennedy, the team of top designers who brought this home to life and media sponsor Traditional Home magazine to kick off the week long Christopher Kennedy Compound. This event is one of the more expensive ones to attend at $175 per person, but you will be mingling with some of today’s best tastemakers and will be the first to set eyes on this amazing project. Buy your tickets here.
Modernism Week Show House 2015: The Christopher Kennedy Compound
If you can’t splurge on the Red Carpet Preview, don’t worry! You can visit the Christopher Kennedy compound throughout the week starting on Saturday, February 14th for $35 per person. This year’s mid-century property showcases the talent of designers such as Christopher Kennedy, Michael Berman, Grace Home, Paletteur, Parker Kennedy and many more top designers! You can check out the full roster of designers and sponsors at TheChristopherKennedyCompound.com and purchase tickets on the ModernismWeek.com official site.